Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
If you would like to send us an article, contact Margaret Stacey
   


Fast accurate positioning.

ACR Electronics and Ocean Signal Work with Commercial Fishing Operators

  (NEW ZEALAND, 3/13/2018)

ACR Electronics, Inc. and Ocean Signal are working with commercial fishing operators in New Zealand to help them comply to new safety regulations that require the installation of float-free EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) on fishing boats.

The new rule making float-free EPIRBs compulsory applies to fishing vessels of between 7.5 metres and 24 metres operating outside enclosed waters. Prompted by recommendations from Coroners and the Transport Accident and Investigation Commission, the new requirement is one of five changes to the Maritime Rules made recently by the Minister of Transport.

For longer offshore or ocean passages, the Ocean Signal E100G EPIRB offers an exceptional 96 hour operational life with the option of an automatic release housing (mandatory for vessels approved under SOLAS regulations).

The leading distress beacon specialists have announced the immediate availability of their latest Category 1 automatically deployed EPIRBs to provide owners and operators of all applicable commercial fishing vessels with a cost-effective and reliable solution ahead of the 1 January 2019 deadline.

With demand expected to increase for the specific float-free category of EPIRB when the new Maritime Rules come into effect on 15 March 2018, ACR Electronics and Ocean Signal’s key distributors have responded by increasing stock levels to ensure they can meet all requests for product.

Currently, fishing boats operating more than 200nm from New Zealand’s coast must have EPIRBs that automatically float-free of a sinking vessel and activate, while fishing boats operating within 200nm must have either float-free or manually-activated EPIRBs. The recommendations to change the regulations followed the death of 24 people over the last 11 years when inshore fishing boats sank and the crews were unable to activate their manual EPIRBs.

The rescueME EPIRB1 provides peace of mind with an impressive 10 year battery life.

Steve Mullin, Sales Manager Asia – Australasia, ACR Electronics, said: “Any measures that make commercial fishing safer and help save lives should be welcomed. Now that these new rules are in place, it is our job as safety equipment suppliers to make life as easy as possible for all the operators who must replace their old EPIRBs before January next year. We encourage them to come and talk to their nearest ACR Electronics or Ocean Signal distributor as soon as possible to learn more about our float-free EPIRB options and features.”

Automatically deployed and activated when submerged in water, the ACR Electronics GlobalFIX V4 and GlobalFIX Pro, and Ocean Signal SafeSea 100G float-free EPIRBs feature Category 1 hydrostatic release brackets or housing options, and are reliable, innovative, compact and user-friendly with exceptional battery lives. The EPIRBs’ robust internal GPS fixes the exact location of the vessel in distress within 110 to 120 metres accuracy. The coordinates are then transmitted via a 406MHz distress signal to search and rescue authorities, with a 121.5MHz homing signal further guiding searchers to the position.


 
All ACR Electronics and Ocean Signal beacons are compatible with the next-gen MEOSAR satellites, ensuring they will offer near instantaneous signal detection and transmission enabled by the global transponders and upgraded ground-station components. Since 1982, the Cospas-Sarsat international satellite SAR systems has helped to save more than 40,000 lives by pinpointing the location of emergency distress beacon signals.

EPIRBs supplied by ACR Electronics and Ocean Signal are an affordable product for inclusion in any commercial boat safety kit.

About Ocean Signal

Offering exceptional value and world class customer support, the
Ocean Signal range of products provide Commercial Marine, Leisure Marine, Governmental/Military and Land/Recreational users the confidence that their equipment will work to, and beyond, their expectations when it is required most. Ocean Signal customers are its highest priority. Using the latest technologies available and paying meticulous attention to detail throughout the manufacturing process, Ocean Signal™ products offer the best in class and will provide the highest standards of communication, safety at sea; in conjunction with the compan's  key commitment of saving lives.

About ACR Electronics, Inc.
 
ACR Electronics, Inc. is the leading development center for emergency beacons that are designed with one purpose in mind: Saving Lives.  Through its combined technology expertise in the marine, aviation, outdoor and military markets, ACR Electronics designs and manufactures cutting edge rescue beacons and survival gear for boaters, pilots, hunters, hikers and combat troops, not to mention many of the leading boat builders and aircraft manufacturers in the industry.

Source: Ocean Signal/ACR Electronics

Related News

[email protected]
www.fis.com


Information of the company:
Address: Unit 4, Ocivan Way
City: Margate
State/ZIP: Kent, England (CT9 4NN)
Country: United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1843 282 930
E-Mail: [email protected]
More about:


Location:

View Larger Map



 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE ARTICLES
Food Lion Announces New Sustainability Policies Bolstering Product Labeling and Animal Welfare
Breakthrough for Pet Health and Sustainability
Regal King Salmon from New Zealand Launches Wood Roasted Salmon in U.S.
Mary Kay Inc. Expands Partnership with The Nature Conservancy to Protect Waterways Across the Globe
NaturalShrimp, Inc.: La Coste, Texas Construction Update
Einhamar Seafood to Install the FleXicut System
StarKist® 'Heats Up' With New StarKist Creations Microwavables®
Specialists in Fish and Seafood Packaging
Blockchain Technologies in the Seafood Industry can Reduce Fish Loss and IUU Fishing
Wild Planet: Plenty of Fish in the Sea But Species Matters
Brixham Trawler Agents Celebrates First Birthday of the KOSMOS Auction System
From Farm to Fork – How Can Fish Slaughter Become More Humane?
Smurfit Kappa Replaces EPS Frozen Food Packaging with Sustainable Paper-based Alternative
BioMar and Bio Feeder Announce Environmentally Friendly Boat
Albertsons Own Brands Celebrates Sustainability Milestone
Certified Seafood Collaborative Takes Ownership of RFM Certification Program
BioMar Scales Up RAS and Fry Feed Production in Denmark
Give Your Products the Best Possible Presentation
Japan’s First ASC Certified Coho Salmon Enters Retail and E-Commerce Market
Cepac’s IP Registered Chiller Pack Makes Waves in the Aquaculture Market
More Articles...

Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
The US supported Ecuador and denounced China's huge fleet of predatory fishing boats on the Galapagos Island
Ecuador Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alerted to the boats around the Marine Reserve. The Xi Jinping regime "routinely violates the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of coastal states," he charged....
Vietnam - European Union Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) has been operational since August 1st
Viet Nam The approval of EVFTA, along with the support measures, is considered to create great competitive advantages for Vietnam's exported seafood products, including tuna and surimi compared to other compet...
Fishing production increased 48.05% and anchovy 95,9%
Peru The production of the fishing sector registered an increase of 48.05% in June of this year compared to the same month of 2019; informed the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (Inei), in ...
Transfer of cod quota to next year
Norway To help reduce problems in the markets after the corona outbreak, the Ministry of Trade and Industry has introduced a temporary scheme for the transfer of cod quotas at vessel level from 2020 to 2...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2020 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER